(Axils) “America’s brief spurt of progress in containing the coronavirus has stalled out.
Why it matters: We had a nice little run of improvement over the past month or so, but cases are now holding steady at a rate that’s still far too high to consider the outbreak under control.
By the numbers: The U.S. confirmed roughly 41,600 new infections per day over the past week — largely unchanged from the week before.
Three populous states — Arizona, California and Texas — continued to improve, but those gains were canceled out by rising caseloads in 18 states, including seven where daily infections were up by more than 50%.
Nationwide, testing was up about 5%, to an average of roughly 730,000 tests per day.” Read more.